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Old 08-04-04, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default The flashlight

Anybody else play the beta demo? In that version you could shoot WHILE STILL USING THE FLASHLIGHT. Now it seems, you can only do one or the other - not both at the same time. With such a dark game - this kinda sucks.

(minor gripe)

Totally awesome game though. I can't believe we're finally playing it and it lived up to all the hype.
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Old 08-04-04, 02:04 PM   #2
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Having the flashlight and not the gun at the same time makes it more tense, like you are more vunerable to attacks without the light, it's all to heighten the atmosphere, stop complaining about the flashlight, this is like the 1000 complaint ive heard about how it sucks. It's all to make it more scary.
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Old 08-04-04, 02:07 PM   #3
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Hey cam,

Calm down. It wasn't really a complaint - just an observation of a change made. I'm still, quite happily i might add, enjoying the game regardless.
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Old 08-04-04, 02:48 PM   #4
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No, I agree with Cam. I can't even count the number of times I had my flashlight out and then something pop out of nowhere and attack me. Reflexively I click the mouse button only to whip the flashlight. Then I'm really thinking "oh s***" to myself. I have to put away the light and bring on some pain!

I think if you had the flashlight attached, it would make the game dramatically less scary. The option to be prepared for anything coming at you is opposed by the option to see ahead and plan ahead. That crucial opposition is critical to some of the atmosphere and tenseness. I'm very glad that they prevented the combination of the two.
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Old 08-04-04, 03:03 PM   #5
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I agree . it would be better if you can turn ON flash light while using weapons , but its not a problem with me either ways .
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Old 08-04-04, 03:16 PM   #6
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I wasn't pissed off, not directing it toward you . Just I've heard lots of flak about the Flash;oght, and that it's one of the key things in the game, to chnage it would mean less scary, and less scary just isn't Doom 3.
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Old 08-04-04, 03:52 PM   #7
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solution: get an automatic machine gun and continuously fire.. the flash from the gun will light up the gun, and it will kill whatever you look at!
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Old 08-04-04, 04:19 PM   #8
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Flashlight or gun =
Flashlight and gun =
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Old 08-04-04, 04:51 PM   #9
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Anybody else play the beta demo?
Im sorry but thats a far cry (heh) from a DEMO. That illegal build of the game was never meant to be released to the public. People really need to quit calling it a demo. As for the flashlight thing, it helps build the "fear" and "suspense".
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Old 08-04-04, 06:46 PM   #10
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id should have allowed the marine to hold the flashlight with his mouth. Then id can come up with something dumb like the marine having heavy sinuses and can only breath through the mouth so the marine can die from lack of oxygen if using the flashlight that way for too long.
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id should have allowed the marine to hold the flashlight with his mouth. Then id can come up with something dumb like the marine having heavy sinuses and can only breath through the mouth so the marine can die from lack of oxygen if using the flashlight that way for too long.
lol, that's quite possibly the dumbest thing i've ever heard. i think what they did has made the game best -- i even theorize the possibility of them making the flashlight have a battery life, with occasional battery packs throughout the game. i think this would be good for keeping people from using the flashlight all of the time.
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Tip: Bind Right mouse button to flashlight for easy switching.
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